On This Day

What Happened in August 1711

Historical Events

Historic Event

Aug 1 Surrounded Tsar Peter the Great flees Azov

  • Aug 23 Admiral Hovenden Walkers fleet reach St Lawrence

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 5 Johan Lulofs, Dutch physicist, philosopher and astronomer, born in Zutphen, Netherlands (d. 1758)
  • Aug 19 Edward Boscawen, British admiral in the Royal Navy, born in Tregothnan, Cornwall (d. 1761)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 22 Louis Fran├žois, duc de Boufflers, French marshal (b. 1644)
  • Aug 25 Edward Villiers, 1st Earl of Jersey, English politician